There is something evil in the air ; Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II just ended, and the world is changing? Bobby's world, especially. There's Joanie, for one why does being her friend feel awkward? And then there are his buddies, the junior varsity Edenville Owls basketball players in need of a leader. Can they help each other off the court as well as they can on it? They will need to.